Chapter 2 Joins Pathe, Orange Studio On ‘Saint Exupery’

Trio joins forces on English-lingo biopic on 'Little Prince' author

Dimitri Rassam’s Chapter 2 is joining forces with Jerome Seydoux’s Pathe and Frederique Dumas’ Orange Studio on “Saint Exupery,” an English-language biopic of the famed aviator-turned-novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery, whose best-known work is “The Little Prince.”

Based on the Stacy de La Bruyere-penned biography, pic is being co-produced by Pathe and Orange Studio, the film arm of the French telco, in association with the Saint-Exupery Estate. Pathe will distribute in France and handle international sales.

Budgeted in the €40 million-€50 million ($51.5 million-$64.4 million) range, “Saint Exupery” is expected to be one of highest-bracket, most ambitious French films set to shoot in 2014.

Pic has been in development for 18 months. Script in its final stages.
Rassam told Variety, “Chapter 2 is in discussion with a big-name U.S. helmer to direct and will be tapping into the U.S. talent pool to put together a top-notch creative team,” adding that Chapter 2 aims at making three or four films a year, including one English-language film for the international market every year.

His latest collaboration with Pathe and Orange Studio, Andrea di Stefano’s $27 million “Paradise Lost,” starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, is shooting.

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